A historic and inspiring hike that combines the magic of nature with the mystery of ancient temples!
We follow the ancient footpath, from the slopes of Mt Parnassos in a forested route to the village of Delphi.
The same footpath that took Pan’s worshippers up from the ancient temples of Delphi to the Corycean Grotto to celebrate rites, which is now a part of the E4 European trail.
We start at Livadi plateau at an altitude of 1200m.
We descend to Delphi sanctuary overlooking the olive trees valley and the Corinthian Gulf, whilst the mountains of the Peloponnese complete our picturesque scenery.
We stop, en route, for a picnic in a traditional sheep barn, near the cave of Pan.
We reach Delphi, and visit the actual archaeological site and museum, a world heritage monument according to UNESCO, with a professional guide.
Amongst others we visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the museum which contains masterpieces such as the Bronze Charioteer and the image of the famous athlete Aghias.
We drive through the wide Thessalic plain to Kalambaka, the small town at the foot of Meteora rocks. In this far-off corner of Thessaly there is a strange and magnificent region which is justly famous as one of the wonders of the East.
Just above Kalambaka stand the famous Meteora Monasteries, glued to the sides of the rocky pinnacles.
Overnight in Meteora
Distance: 230Km’s, about 3,5 hours’ drive.